that’s where the fun is


allo et bonjour mes cheres amis!


checking in from paris where it’s 3:30 am and most sensible people are asleep.

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at home i seem to need a solid 8 hours but here i’m getting by on 4 or 5.

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guess it’s an obsession; a bit of not wanting to miss anything and being determined not to let these days slip through the cracks unaccounted for. so it’s editing, cropping, downloading and uploading photos after long days of walking for hours.


that said, i wanted to just say hello and post a few shots of the day at the market and around town. i’m still on my social media kick and it’s been a lot of fun tweeting and hashtagging and posting and learning what works as i go along. what i’m really enjoying is having no agenda for a minute and just taking my time and not feeling rushed.

Blue curtains-theparisapartment

i have a travel companion who is patient and understanding. and i think that may be the key to the whole social media and tech revolution. when i was fervently trying to text and tweet and multi-task in real time, it was impossible to focus and not one thing got uploaded (correctly anyway)! it’s only when i can sit quietly and go through images and edit, tag, interact and think that it works for me. otherwise it’s a burden and i can’t stand any of it! and that’s my tip for the day and note to self. stop rushing and be mindful with the content we’re creating. best of all, now that i’m not just hoarding pix and actually dispersing them of various channels, i’m actually having fun again and seeing my world of photos take shape and i like it. well, have a great night and enjoy the rest of the weekend. it’s official, i’m off to bed!


July 28, 2014. Paris, Paris Apartments.


  1. Your Cottage White replied:

    OMGosh I wish I was there with you……..more notice next time count me in. Love the photos, miss you Barb


  2. Bego Pereira replied:

    Great photos, love your work!!


  3. Dad replied:

    Good for you, Claude! Glad to see that Paris is still the tonic it used to be. As for sleep, you live in a tropical state like Florida and you’re in Paris ( 48° 51′ N, 2° 21′ E), now.


    • The Paris Apartment replied:

      hi dad, are you saying you need less sleep when you’re not in the tropics? maybe it’s the energy of the city?


  4. tessa~ replied:

    oh please…. do take time to “be there”… please…



  5. Karena Albert replied:

    Claudia, I am so inspired by your passion and making it all happen in Paris!! very exciting!
    The Arts by Karena


    • The Paris Apartment replied:

      aw thanks, Karena, i really appreciate that. i realized that i was putting my dreams on hold and immediately had to get back to living my dream life!


  6. Peggy Braswell replied:

    good advice + hopefully I will apply it.


  7. Nikon replied:

    Looks great, I love the shot where you are surrounded by all of that greenery!
    Wish I was there :)


    • The Paris Apartment replied:

      that is the quintessential corner in vernaisson at clignancourt. it blooms every summer and i soak it up!


  8. kyla replied:

    wow! i will take one of everything including the dog! at least that is what i hope you said! what a fabby trip you are taking…thanks for sharing. i’ve always wanted to go to the paris flea – kyla @


    • The Paris Apartment replied:

      hi kyla, i have to say of everything to do in this great city, the flea is my favorite. summer here is the best. try to go if you get a chance, it’s like shopping at a museum where they let you take stuff home with you and you almost feel guilty…almost!


  9. Shell replied:

    I wouldn’t sleep either if I were you, too much to see and do. Mon cheri those chairs are magnifique !! Merci for sharing your beautiful photos.
    Shell – A Darlings Nest


    • The Paris Apartment replied:

      hi shell, i think that’s it, too much just outside the door. i’m on the first floor in this apartment and i can hear the laughter from the cafe around the corner. it’s 11 pm and i’m tempted to go out for just one more cafe au lait…but i’ll hit the hay and force myself to wait till morning!


  10. Chryle replied:

    Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous.

    Claudia~ today was one huge hateful day for me, my beautiful world up-ended. And then I checked my e-mail… and there you are! I am so thrilled for you that you are enjoying yourself and everything else about this trip to Paris. And I am thrilled for us that you are sharing it with us. Loving it all! Thank you for being you.

    With much appreciation, Chryle.


    • The Paris Apartment replied:

      you are so sweet chryle. to write such an uplifting message after a tough day. i really appreciate it and am sending love and good vibes your way that things are better now. xoc


  11. Jennelise replied:

    Good advice! I need to give that some thought too :) Your pictures are always beautiful and such a pleasure to see! Thankyou!


    • The Paris Apartment replied:

      hi jennelise. it’s been a relief not to multi-task, or at least understand how which media outlet works and coordinates with what. thank you for the compliment on the photos, that means a lot to me!


  12. Merillion replied:

    Hi Claudia! Love everything. Re pic of window with black iron “balcony,” can you actually stand on it safely – or is it for decoration only? I always wondered.


  13. The Paris Apartment replied:

    i think you can…it’s been there for a hundred years so i’m sure many have done it. and if it falls at least you die in paris!


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